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Win the Complete Range of Vini & Bal’s Rustic Indian Curry Sauces

Feeling saucy? Yeah, me too. How about lucky? Then stick around for your chance to win the full range of rustic Indian curry sauces from Vini & Bal’s. Continue reading

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The Potato Project, Soho

From “a twist on a classic” to “something a little different,” The Potato Project’s menu ranges from just what you’d expect to see placed atop a potato to more inventive and even intriguing combinations. Continue reading

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Recipe: Kimchi Pimento Cheese

America’s so called “caviar of the South” gets some Korean kick with my version of the pimento cheese incorporating spicy kimchi. Continue reading

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Asher’s Africana Restaurant, Ealing Road, Wembley

A minimalist’s dream and a vegetarian’s delight (especially if either is on a tight budget), Asher’s Africana is a smart spot to keep in mind for a tasty and wholesome meal on the cheap. Continue reading

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Yorica Free From Café Opens on Wardour Street, Soho

Yorica opens today in Soho promising Londoners the chance to indulge in a sweet treat “with none of the nasties.” The shop sells a range of frozen yoghurts, ice creams and shakes that are dairy, lactose, gluten, nut and egg free – and all completely vegan. Continue reading

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New Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental London Park Lane? It’s a Guiltless Pleasure.

Yes, the folks at the Park Lane Intercontinental have done it again: wowed my senses in one of London’s most elegantly comfortable public settings … and with gracious and polite service to boot! This new vegetarian (without ever stating so) afternoon tea was a delight and yet another point to be added to a now rather lengthy set of reasons to recommend the hotel as an ideal destination for making the most of your time in the West End. Continue reading

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Ethos Meat-Free Restaurant, Eastcastle Street

Looking for healthy and tasty meat-free food in an attractive setting? Next time you’re passing through Oxford Circus and hankering something good to eat, keep newly opened restaurant, Ethos, in mind. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Vini & Bal’s Rustic Indian Curry Sauces – Fresh is Best!

Vini & Bal’s award winning curry sauces are fresh, chilled, nutritious and healthy. They’re super yummy too and full of rustic Indian flavour. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s a chance to win a goodie bag of Vini & Bal’s sauces and have a taste for yourself! Continue reading

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Vantra Vitao: Tasty Nutrition for All Dietary Needs on Oxford Street

Vegan food makes ya peppy! Or, at least, that’s the conclusion I was coming to as I watched a couple of extra-energetic vegan dancers poppin’ to some dub step at yesterday’s launch of the new Vantra Vitao restaurant on Oxford Street. I had a great time – and sampled some delicious food and drink at Vantra. I’m more than happy to recommend a visit to this relaxed and health conscious restaurant just down the street (but seemingly a world away) from the calamitous Tottenham Court Road Tube station. Continue reading

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Recipe: Cheesy Peasy Curry Toast

An opportunity to sample a few pots in Vini & Bal’s range of “rustic Indian curry sauces” provided a yummy answer to me wondering what to make for lunch this afternoon. Let’s see … I’ve got this jeera sauce … some wholegrain bread … some peas in the freezer … So I dug round the cupboards, went to the shop for some fresh coriander and paneer and came up with this cheap and cheesy little ditty: Cheesy Peasy Curry Toast. Continue reading

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Vegetarian Delights at The Gate in Hammersmith

A few weeks back, I attended the reopening of The Gate in Hammersmith after it had closed for a refit. It had been a few years since my last (and only other) visit to stalwart of the vegetarian dining scene, I was pleased to discover the same high standards and a still tasty menu. Continue reading

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Recipe: Chilli con and non Carne

Autumn is here and there’s a chill in the air. That means it’s a great time to cook some chilli on the hob! Here’s my recipe for chilli con carne – or non carne if you prefer the vegetarian option and even some tips for making a chilli Quorn carne if you’d like to go veggie but still get some meaty flavour and good dose of healthy protein. Continue reading

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“Free From” But Still Flavourful Food by Orgran

I recently got hold of a range of “free from” products by Orgran. The three products I sampled – Buckwheat Pancake Mix, Buckwheat Pasta Spirals and Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce – were gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, soy free and vegan … and still right flavourful too. Nice thing is, all those missing ingredients hadn’t been replaced with a lot of unpronounceable crap created in a lab. Instead the products provided me with a few back-to-basics meals that left me satiated without feeling bogged down. Continue reading

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Recipe: Chipotle Cherry Honey Jam

Here’s a recipe for a no-sugar cherry jam with a mild kick to it. The recipe is perfect if you’ve only got a small batch (even a micro batch) of cherries and not much time. Basically all you need to make this treat is a punnet like you get at any supermarket or from any fruit and veg vendor. You want a big last-through-winter mess of the stuff? Do the math. Continue reading

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Tibits: All-Day Veggie Dream Boat Just Off Regent Street

Tibits is an all-day vegetarian restaurant and bar nestled within a quiet little alcove just off Regent Street. With a “food boat” featuring 40 hot and cold dishes where customers create their own buffet-style meal (either plated for eating in or in a container for takeaway), Tibits has plenty of quality dishes on offer for healthy conscious diners and folks with dietary concerns. Continue reading

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Recipe: Blueberry Beef Picadillo

Sometimes I get a crazy idea for a recipe in my head and just have to give it a try. Occasionally it turns out to be pretty good. Such is the case with this recipe for blueberry beef picadillo. A picadillo is a meat hash. Blueberry hash? Yeah, it’s a bit weird. But think of the berries as acidic and sweet flavouring along the same lines as tomatoes for a meat sauce or cranberries to be served with roast turkey and maybe then my idea won’t seem quite as bizarre. Continue reading

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Sunday Lunch: Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

I don’t want to give away too much about the fantastic dining room of Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. If you’ve never been, it’s worth a bit of uncertainly for the wonderful surprise of seeing the interiors for the first time. And, of course, if you have been then you know what I’m talking about. Nice place for a drink, eh? But have you tried the Sunday lunch? It’s full-on (and filling!) and as lovely as you might expect to enjoy in such a pleasant setting. Continue reading

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New Menu at Salaam Namaste, Bloomsbury

I’ve been on a bit of a curry kick lately, trying out a bunch of Indian restaurants around town and having a great time doing so. South Asian cooking is the sort of food that once I get a taste of I start craving for more and more. So when the invite came to have a taste of the new menu “combining Indian culinary traditions with more diverse and progressive recipes” created by Chef Patron Sabir Karim, I was keen. Continue reading

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Recipe: Avocado Angel Eggs

Devilled eggs are delicious and easy to make. There are all sorts of great recipes for them out there, and I’ve even got a few different ways I like to prepare mine. Here’s one of my healthier versions – rich and creamy Avocado Angel Eggs. Continue reading

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Recipe: Buffalo Nut Quesadillas

My vegetarian Buffalo nut quesadillas are quick and easy to make and very tasty. The sort of vegetarianism applied in this recipes comes more from me being a lazy cheapskate than from any ethical or health-related concerns. The aim (which I think I achieved) was maximum flavour through minimum effort. That said, the dish is meat free and features a few superfood ingredients which are very nutritious. Continue reading

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Amazing Autumn Recipe: Paul Heathcote’s Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan and Truffle Oil

Without ever having visited his restaurants or sampled any food actually prepared by him, I think I’ve started to become a serious fan of Paul Heathcote. Back when this year’s so called summer was in full swing, I followed his … Continue reading

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O-Food Pop-Up Offers a Healthy, Low-Impact Lunch in Shoreditch

Pop-up sandwich bar, O-Food, has been open for a few weeks and will continue to offer conscientious Shoreditch diners a tasty variety of “low-impact” vegetarian and fish sarnies “with a Nordic twist” until 23 September. Set up by Jens Hannibal, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pascal Aussignac’s Crushed Potato with Green Olives 

Another super easy recipe with just a few basic ingredients a la the Great British Chefs’ collection of vegetarian recipes – this one by Pascal Aussignac. And therein that simple phrase lies a bunch of brilliant reasons for me to give … Continue reading

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Perfect Summer Recipe: Paul Heathcote’s Couscous

Wow. Believe it or not both Kemey and I were free last night. Nowhere to go, nothing to do, no one to catch up with. Boring? Not at all! It was a refreshing break in our otherwise especially hectic (if … Continue reading

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Living as a Mixed Couple – Vegetarian and Meat Eater (Great British Chefs)

I eat meat, but my partner doesn’t. She’s vegetarian (sometimes eats fish and seafood as well as the occasional bite of especially yummy pork products when they’re on my plate and within polite spearing distance of her fork) … She’s got … Continue reading

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Vegan Food in London (CheapOair)

Vegan Food in London CheapOair, January 3, 2012 Steak and kidney pie, jellied eels, roast beef, fish and chips – England probably isn’t the first place coming to mind when you think about vegetarian or vegan food. But London’s a … Continue reading

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Calçots and Romesco with Jennifer Klinec of Eat Drink Talk (Londonist)

Calçots and Romesco with Jennifer Klinec of Eat Drink Talk Londonist, April 3, 2009 11:07 AM  Life for Londonist just keeps getting yummier and yummier since finding ourselves in the good graces of Jennifer Klinec. We’ve been amazed by her … Continue reading

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Roast Broccoli Salad Recipe with Jennifer Klinec of Eat Drink Talk (Londonist)

Roast Broccoli Salad Recipe with Jennifer Klinec of Eat Drink Talk Londonist, March 19, 2009 3:50 PM Here’s another simply scrumptious recipe from Eat Drink Talk‘s Jennifer Klinec, a tasty one … keep in mind when cooking for vegetarian friends … Continue reading

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